Logistics Support of Space Facilities

by William C. Lewis, Grand Valley State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


The logistic support of space facilities is described, with especial attention given to the problem of sizing the inventory of ready spares kept at the space facility. Where possible, data from the Space Shuttle Orbiter is extrapolated to provide numerical estimates for space facilities. Attention is also given to repair effort estimation and long duration missions.

Subject Headings: Space stations | Space structures | Space exploration | Logistics | Aircraft and spacecraft | Rehabilitation | Failure analysis

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